Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa
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... the shrimp in some crab boil (Cajun seasoning) he had. I did a small batch, and we all sampled them. They were also delicious.
Side note: Here everyone says "yes, ma'am," and "no, sir," and we have really tried to follow suit to fit in (though we are NOT used to saying that at all!) Well, Gabi and I are now getting so used to saying ma’am and sir--and even starting to like it!--that we are actually going to miss it when we leave the ...
... chilling and watching TV. Gabi and I watched a couple of zydeco dance videos on youtube and practiced a bit. Then it was time to start on dinner—the much anticipated jambalaya!
Randy had cooked us his jambalaya last year, and we LOVED it, and now we really wanted to learn how to cook it ourselves. Randy told Gabi what to do, and Gabi did it. I took photos and wrote all the steps down. I also ...
... saw live crabs in there, and saw the boiling pots and seasoning in the back of the restaurant where they make crawfish boils, crab boils, etc. Cool!
After that we bought Randy some Duck Dynasty PJ’s, which he adores, enjoyed yummy pralines (pecan candy), and watched the movie, Ray. It was a great movie, and the performance of the actress who played young Ray’s mother made me cry several times.
... 5 over the speed limit, and it was busy and fast. There are a number of other highways and toll roads that come in and out. They paint the numbers on the lanes and a good thing because my head was on a swivel all afternoon. The truckers didn't slow down for a second. If this was a race, then I was 14 the from the bottom, because that's all I passed and not until the end. The other 10000 cars and trucks passed my by and left me in the dust. ...
We rode on I-10 East for most of the trip today. Highway 46 through the town of Boerne (pronounced Bernie) was scenic and beautiful. It was over 100 degrees going through Houston with lots of fast moving traffic.
I separated from the group in Houston as I find I get anxious now in the heavy traffic. ...